IT Confidence 2013


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Summary: This is the first edition of the IT Confidence Conference – The International Conference on IT Data Collection, Analysis & Benchmarking – hosted by ISBSG – The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group. Please visit the IT Confidence website for more information.

Date: October 3, 2013

Venue: FIRJAN – Av. Graça Aranha, 1 – Centro – Rio de Janeiro – CEP 20030-002

Featured Speakers:

woodward-pictue2012Steve Woodward. Steven Woodward is CEO of Cloud Perspectives, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and was elected to the International Function Point Users Group Board of Directors in 2010 as director of conferences and education. He is a member of the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) cloud computing reference architecture working group (under the US Department of Commerce) and co-leads the Cloud Metrics sub-group.  He is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) expert in conjunction with the United Nations helping define and align cloud computing telecommunication models.  He is one of the subject leads at the Cloud Standards Customer Council with the Object Management Group (OMG) and is an associate with the TM Forum where he is helping define Cloud Metrics in conjunction with IFPUG participants.

dan_galorathDan Galorath. Dan Galorath is the President and CEO of Galorath Incorporated and the chief architect of SEER-SEM, an algorithmic project management software application. He is a recognized expert in the fields of software estimation and sizing and the author of Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management. Galorath received a lifetime achievement award in 2009 from the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis. The award honored his contributions toward the advancement of parametric modeling of cost, schedule, risk and reliability for software development and maintenance, hardware development, production, reducing the costs of parts and assembly, and IT projects and operations infrastructure and services.

Language: There will be live translation from Portuguese to English and vice-versa.

Program (may change):

Starts Duration Ends Activity
08:00 01:00 09:00 Registration
08:30 00:30 09:00 The Right Data at the Right Time – Using the ISBSG Data Portal
Peter Hill
09:00 00:15 09:15 Welcome
09:15 00:45 10:00 Featured Presentation
Steven Woodward
10:00 00:40 10:40 Software Rates vc Cost per FP: A Cost Analysis of 10,000 SW Projects from 8 Large Clients
Dácil Castelo and Raphael de La Fuente
10:40 00:15 10:55 Break
10:55 00:40 11:35 Software Estimation – The Next Level
Ton Dekkers
11:35 00:40 12:15 Using Benchmarks to Accelerate Process Improvement
Joe Schofield
12:15 01:30 13:45 Lunck Break
13:45 00:45 14:30 Featured Presentation
Dan Galorath
14:30 00:40 15:10 KPIs Used in a 6,000 Function Point Program
Márcio SIlveira
15:10 00:40 15:50 App Lifecycle Management and Process Monitoring through an Integrated Low-Cost Solution
Daniele Gagliardi, Sergio Oltolina and Gabriele Luffatti
15:50 00:30 16:20 Break
16:20 00:40 17:00 Analysis of ISBSG R12 Data for Understanding Testing Efforts
Alain Abran and K R Jayakumar
17:00 00:40 17:40 Lessons Learned from the ISBSG Database
Arlene Minkiewicz
17:40 00:40 18:20 Are We Really That Bad? A Look at Software Estimation Accuracy
Peter Hill
18:20 00:10 18:30 Closing Remarks

Prices for ISBSG Members:

US$ 450 for payment by 8/31/2013, US$ 550 for payment after 8/31/2013

Prices for Non-Members:

US$ 550 for payment by 8/31/2013, US$ 650 for payment after 8/31/2013

Additional 10% Discount

If you register for two or more of the following events at the same time you will get an additional 10% discount based on your total fee: SNAP Workshop, ISMA 8 (“ISMA Rio”), and IT Confidence.


This page will be periodically updated until the event date. The information herein may be changed at any time. In case of changes, the rights of registered attendees will always be fully respected.


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